Committees

We have multiple committees actively working to improve services to Arizona’s children, adults, and families.  All committees meet monthly, except for August.  Members and their staff are encouraged to participate in committees.

Advocacy committee helps to identify legislative and administrative advocacy concerns, determine our annual legislative priorities, and provide leadership for our advocacy efforts.  The Advocacy committee is co-chaired by Susie Huhn (Casa de los Ninos) and Ron Smith (Lifewell) and meets at 12 on the day before the second Friday of the month.  For more information about this committee, please contact us at 602-252-9363 or info@azcouncil.com.

Behavioral Health committee meets regularly with DHS staff.  Behavioral Health committee members are notified by email when the committee meets. For more information about this committee, please contact us at 602-252-9363 or info@azcouncil.com.

Child Welfare committee helps to identify issues, concerns, and find solutions to problems impacting Child Welfare service providers and the children and families they serve. The committee is chaired by Linda Scott (Jewish Family and Children’s Services) and meets at 10AM on the Thursday before the second Friday of the month. For more information about this committee, please contact us at 602-252-9363 or info@azcouncil.com.

Diversity and Inclusion committee works to increase access to and reduce disparities in access to physical and behavioral health care for under-served and under-represented populations. The committee is co-chaired by Tom Pynn (Pynn and Associates) and meets at 3PM on the Tuesday before the second Friday of the month. For more information about this committee, please contact us at 602-252-9363 or info@azcouncil.com.

Human Resources committee provides an opportunity for your Human Resource (HR) staff to network and problem solve with one another and produces the bi-annual Salary Survey. The committee is co-chaired by Linda Warne (Touchstone Behavioral Health) and Deby Wilson (Ameripsych/Rescare) and meets at 2:30 PM on the Wednesday before the second Friday of the month. For more information about this committee, please contact us at 602-252-9363 or info@azcouncil.com.

 

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